New elections in Palestinian Authority?

PA chief Mahmoud Abbas to speak with Hamas on possibility of first elections in PA in 13 years.Arutz Sheva Staff, AFP, 10/6/2019, 10:26 PM

Abbas: All agreements void if Israel annexes Jordan Valley

PA chairman says he would give his last dollar to pay terrorists during speech at the UN.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2019, 7:57 PM

Abbas: 'Our Martyrs and prisoners are most sanctified'

PA Chairman: 'We won't agree they consider our Martyrs terrorists and we will not agree that they deduct one penny from their money.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2019, 3:52 PM

Abbas to promise elections in UN speech

Senior PA official says PA chairman will renew pledge to hold elections. Abbas' term expired in 2009 but he has remained in office.Elad Benari, 9/26/2019, 3:09 AM

Abbas: We are against Netanyahu

PA chairman says he would be against a new Israeli government led by Binyamin Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 9/19/2019, 2:00 AM

'Abbas was wrong to meet family of missing Israeli'

Senior Islamic Jihad official criticizes PA chairman for promising to work to bring about the release of missing Israeli Avera Mengistu.Dalit Halevi, 9/15/2019, 5:30 AM

Saudi King to Abbas: We reject Netanyahu's sovereignty pledge

Saudi King Salman tells PA chairman Netanyahu's pledge to apply sovereignty over the Jordan Valley is a "very dangerous escalation".Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/13/2019, 6:45 AM

PA chairman meets family of missing Israeli

PA chairman meets family of Avera Mengistu, who has not been heard from since crossing the border into Gaza since 2014.Ben Ariel, 9/12/2019, 6:03 AM

Abbas: All agreements with Israel will end

PA chairman blasts Netanyahu's pledge to apply sovereignty over the Jordan Valley after the election.Elad Benari, 9/11/2019, 4:36 AM

Abbas: US does not respect international law

PA chairman asserts that the United States did not respect international law when it moved its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, 9/10/2019, 6:42 AM

Abbas: Terrorists who murdered Jews are 'martyrs'

PA chairman rejects pressure to stop financial aid for terrorists and their families.Dalit Halevi, 9/10/2019, 5:27 AM

Abbas: Palestinians are spreading peace

PA chairman claims that he wants to promote peace but the US is getting in the way.Dalit Halevi, 8/30/2019, 6:35 AM

Abbas fires all advisers

PA chairman fires all of his advisers amid budget crisis. Payments to terrorists to continue amid austerity measures.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2019, 6:05 PM

Abbas wishes to strengthen relations with Japan

PA chairman meets Japanese parliamentary delegation, praises Japan's support for "Palestine".Elad Benari, 8/19/2019, 5:33 AM

Abbas speaks to new British PM

PA says Boris Johnson expressed his support for "two-state solution" in phone call with chairman Mahmoud Abbas.Elad Benari, 8/16/2019, 6:36 AM

Abbas snubs visiting Republican delegation

PA chairman fails to show up at meeting with visiting Republican congressional delegation, sends other officials to meet the group.Ben Ariel, 8/14/2019, 6:12 AM

Bereaved brother blasts Rabin's granddaughter who met Abbas

Brother of Ruth Fogel who was murdered in Itamar blasts Democratic Union member Noa Rothman following her meeting with PA chairman.Ben Ariel, 8/14/2019, 2:00 AM

PA to complain to ICC against Beit El construction

Abbas instructs "foreign minister" to complain to International Criminal Court about Israeli construction in Beit El.Dalit Halevi, 8/9/2019, 6:07 AM

Abbas meets members of Congress

PA chairman meets Democratic members of Congress, stresses importance of "two-state solution".Dalit Halevi, 8/8/2019, 12:04 AM

PA committee on agreements with Israel holds first meeting

Committee charged with stopping work on agreements signed with Israel holds first meeting in Ramallah.Ben Ariel, 8/4/2019, 6:15 AM

Abbas: Israel destroying all opportunities for peace

PA chairman: Israel does not respect the agreements we signed with it, US is no longer considered an honest mediator.Elad Benari, 7/31/2019, 1:10 AM

Is the Palestinian Authority really set to cut ties with Israel?

Could Mahmoud Abbas really end all cooperation with Israel - including on security matters? Or is he just bluffing?Hossam Ezzedine, AFP, 7/26/2019, 4:33 PM

Abbas vows end to cooperation with Israel

Mahmoud Abbas says PA will not accept 'dictates' from Israel and the US, vows to end security cooperation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/25/2019, 9:48 PM

Jordan's King stresses importance of 'two-state solution'

In meeting with PA chairman, King Abdullah restates his position that creation of Palestinian state is the only way to end the conflict.Elad Benari, 7/25/2019, 5:35 AM

Abbas: We will continue to assist the prisoners

PA chairman stresses firm opposition to US peace initiative, says Arabs won't agree to Israel's offsetting of PA tax money.Dalit Halevi, 7/21/2019, 6:38 AM

Abbas: We will not renew ties with Trump

PA chairman says relations with the current US administration would not be renewed until Trump recognizes the two-state solution.Dalit Halevi, 7/15/2019, 3:04 AM

Abbas: Aid to families of 'martyrs' is a red line

PA chairman reiterates the commitment to paying terrorists and their families.Dalit Halevi, 7/12/2019, 4:06 AM

Greenblatt: We're not looking for regime change within PA

US special envoy: Our plan right now is with Abbas. We cannot make peace unless we are dealing with representatives of all Palestinians.Ben Ariel, 7/9/2019, 6:08 AM

Report: PA reconsidering boycott of US

Israel Hayom newspaper reports that the Palestinian Authority is trying to straighten things out with Trump administration.Elad Benari, 7/9/2019, 12:34 AM

Abbas: Bahrain conference a 'big lie conceived by Kushner'

PA chairman responds to senior White House adviser, says he will not work with Trump administration.Elad Benari, 7/4/2019, 4:07 AM

Abbas: Eastern Jerusalem is the capital of 'Palestine'

PA chairman says national rights are not real estate assets that can be bought and sold with money.Dalit Halevi, 6/28/2019, 5:33 AM

Abbas certain Bahrain conference will fail

PA chairman: Bahrain peace conference will fail, we will not be slaves of Greenblatt, Kushner and Friedman.Elad Benari, 6/24/2019, 2:04 AM

Abbas rejects US economic peace plan

'As long as there is no political solution, we do not deal with any economic issues,' PA chairman says of revealed US economic plan.AFP, 6/23/2019, 8:19 AM

Arab MKs updated Abbas: We will support dissolution of Knesset

Arab MKs informed PA chairman in advance of their decision to vote in favor of dissolving the Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2019, 5:47 AM

Shabak chief meets with Abbas

Shabak's Nadav Argaman tries to convince PA Chairman Abbas to accept tax money transferred by Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/15/2019, 9:58 PM

Jordan: 'Abbas rejects every solution to the crisis'

Jordanian officials slam Palestinian Authority's Chairman Abbas for rejecting generous offer of financial support.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/10/2019, 8:16 AM

Hamas livid after Abbas phones Rivlin

PA chairman calls President Rivlin to express his condolences over the death of his wife, raising the ire of Hamas.Elad Benari, 6/7/2019, 4:41 AM

Abbas again hopes US peace plan 'goes to hell'

For the second time in a week, PA chairman blasts US peace plan.Elad Benari, 6/6/2019, 6:08 AM

Naming a chess tournament in honor of a terrorist

Abu Jihad didn't play chess, but he did mastermind the murders of 125 innocent people.Att'y Stephen M. Flatow, 6/4/2019, 6:48 AM

Abbas: US peace plan 'will go to hell'

PA chairman blasts Trump administration's peace plan: Don't sell us illusions.Elad Benari, 5/28/2019, 5:09 AM

Abbas inaugurates building named after archterrorist

All-time Palestinian Authority hero and arch-terrorist honored by PA National Security Forces with chess tournament.Itamar Marcus, N.J. Zilberdik, 5/27/2019, 6:49 PM

Jordan's King to Abbas: Palestinian issue will remain a priority

King Abdullah II of Jordan meets PA chairman, reaffirms commitment to help Palestinians achieve a state.Elad Benari, 5/24/2019, 6:11 AM

Putin to meet PA chairman?

Russia's Pres. Putin will meet PA Chairman Abbas in Tajikistan next month, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2019, 3:46 PM

A prosthesis for a terrorist, wheelchair for terrorist's mother

Ignoring financial crisis, Palestinian Authority Chairman Abbas gives gifts to murderer of 3 and to mother of terrorist who murdered five.Maurice Hirsch, N.J. Zilberdik, 5/13/2019, 10:08 AM

Abbas wants a humanitarian crisis

Abbas is willing to create a humanitarian crisis in the 'West Bank' as long as it encourages the murder of Jews. The Gazans' plight interests him not at all. Israel must use that to its advantage. Judith Bergman, 5/5/2019, 7:43 AM

Do PA Arabs want Israeli sovereignty?

Some PA residents say they do not fear the collapse of the PA, and even prefer it. 'Let Israel come here.'Yehonatan Gottlieb, 5/1/2019, 4:32 PM

PA refuses money from Israel, protesting terror deductions

Palestinian Authority doubles down on refusal to accept tax money collected by Israel, protesting deductions taken over terror funding.Arutz Sheva Staff, AFP, 4/29/2019, 2:30 PM

'Israel is not an ATM for terror'

MK Smotrich slams attempt to give money to Palestinian Authority, says PA Chairman Abbas won't let it collapse.Hezki Baruch, 4/29/2019, 8:48 AM

Abbas: Netanyahu doesn't believe in peace

Mahmoud Abbas dismisses US peace deal during Egypt trip, says Netanyahu 'doesn't believe in peace'.David Rosenberg, 4/21/2019, 5:55 PM

PA: Without Jerusalem, 'there is nothing to talk about'

Senior PA official slams US peace plan, promising to continue terror salaries. 'You can't send a soldier and then not help his family.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/16/2019, 2:50 PM

Abbas: Trump's Mideast peace plan will be foiled

Amid reports 'Deal of the Century' won't include establishment of Palestinian state, PA chief predicts peace plan won't be implemented.Dalit Halevi, 4/15/2019, 9:00 AM

Palestinian Authority leaders sworn in again after oath foul-up

Typing error forces Palestinian Authority leaders to be sworn in a second time after oath fouled up.AFP, 4/14/2019, 5:32 PM

Abbas believes Trump's peace deal will be thwarted

PA chairman makes clear the Palestinians will continue to oppose President Trump's "Deal of the Century".Dalit Halevi, 4/14/2019, 6:09 AM

Election conclusion: Western democrats are color blind about Israel

Palestinian Arabs in the area, from those who make up the 70 of Jordan's population to those crammed into the Damascus refugee camps observed, with some envy, how their Arab-Israeli brothers go to the polls in Nazareth, Umm el Fahm and Haifa. Giulio Meotti, 4/11/2019, 12:00 PM

PA to examine its relations with Israel

PA official Saeb Erekat: Abbas will redefine nature of relations with Israel in light of election results.Dalit Halevi, 4/11/2019, 6:07 AM

Abbas hopes Israeli elections will help bring peace

PA chairman: We don't need a government that doesn't believe in peace.Elad Benari, 4/10/2019, 6:07 AM

The Trump Plan is in the back of Israeli voters' minds today

The Trump Plan needs a strong Israeli government to make sure it changes PA education and destroys the PLO. David Bedein, 4/9/2019, 6:42 AM